The first table below looks at the demand for MOS in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MOS over the 3 months to 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Rank 845 854 793
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -61
Permanent jobs citing MOS 82 25 115
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.067% 0.022% 0.092%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.25% 0.080% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 58 24 91
Average salary £27,500 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.42% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £28,250 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £42,500 £41,500
UK excluding London average salary £25,500 £35,000 £31,500
% change year-on-year
-27.14% +11.11%
Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
33121 31278 34707
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.15% 27.86% 27.74%
Number of salaries quoted 26463 25191 29454
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

MOS
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MOS within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MOS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

MOS
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MOS within the UK.

MOS Salary Trend in the UK

MOS
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MOS over the 3 months to 23 April 2014 within the UK.

MOS Salary Histogram in the UK

MOS
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MOS within the UK over the 3 months to 23 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
England +19 77 £27,500 -21.42% 4
London -30 32 £37,000 -1.33% 1
South East +14 27 £27,000 -22.85%
Berkshire - 14 - -
Surrey +4 12 £26,500 -24.28%
City of London 0 11 £37,000 -7.50%
Northamptonshire -5 9 £24,500 +8.88%
East Midlands -14 9 £24,500 +8.88%
Northampton -11 7 £24,500 +8.88%
Newbury - 6 - -
Reading - 5 - -
Reigate - 5 £27,000 -
Scotland - 5 £44,500 - 2
East of England -6 4 - -
Hertfordshire - 4 - -
North West - 3 £27,500 -
Yorkshire - 3 £24,000 -
Manchester - 3 £27,500 -
Guildford - 2 £24,500 -
Leeds - 2 £24,000 -
Linlithgow - 2 £45,000 - 1
Edinburgh - 2 £44,500 - 1
Woking - 2 £30,750 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £24,000 -
West Lothian - 2 £45,000 - 1
West Sussex - 1 £27,000 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £28,500 -
Hampshire - 1 £27,500 -
Sheffield - 1 £28,500 -
Epsom - 1 £27,000 -

MOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing MOS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MOS.

1 93 (62.42%) Microsoft
2 80 (53.69%) ITIL
3 78 (52.35%) MS Office
4 63 (42.28%) Microsoft Certification
5 62 (41.61%) Windows
6 49 (32.89%) MCSA
7 47 (31.54%) MCSE
8 43 (28.86%) MS Excel
9 42 (28.19%) SLA
10 36 (24.16%) Firewall
10 36 (24.16%) Active Directory
11 34 (22.82%) Cisco
12 32 (21.48%) Legal
13 31 (20.81%) Telecoms
13 31 (20.81%) Law
14 28 (18.79%) Windows 7
14 28 (18.79%) CCNA
14 28 (18.79%) Cisco Certification
15 26 (17.45%) Service Management
15 26 (17.45%) F5
16 25 (16.78%) FWSM
16 25 (16.78%) Cisco ASA
17 24 (16.11%) Network+ Certification
17 24 (16.11%) Finance
17 24 (16.11%) Juniper
18 21 (14.09%) MS Exchange
18 21 (14.09%) Lync
18 21 (14.09%) ITIL V3
19 19 (12.75%) Firmware
20 18 (12.08%) Service Delivery

MOS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing MOS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MOS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 21 (14.09%) MS Exchange
1 21 (14.09%) Lync
2 16 (10.74%) SharePoint
3 13 (8.72%) WorkSite
4 8 (5.37%) Moodle
5 4 (2.68%) SAS
5 4 (2.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (2.68%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 78 (52.35%) MS Office
2 43 (28.86%) MS Excel
3 12 (8.05%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (6.04%) MS Visio
5 5 (3.36%) MS Project
6 1 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.67%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.67%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.04%) Office 365
2 2 (1.34%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.34%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 36 (24.16%) Firewall
2 25 (16.78%) Cisco ASA
2 25 (16.78%) FWSM
3 10 (6.71%) Internet
3 10 (6.71%) LAN
3 10 (6.71%) WAN
4 9 (6.04%) ADSL
5 8 (5.37%) Ethernet
5 8 (5.37%) DNS
6 7 (4.70%) VPN
7 6 (4.03%) SAN
8 5 (3.36%) Broadband
9 4 (2.68%) VoIP
9 4 (2.68%) DHCP
9 4 (2.68%) TCP/IP
10 3 (2.01%) Network Security
11 1 (0.67%) Intranet
11 1 (0.67%) 3G
11 1 (0.67%) Wireless
11 1 (0.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.71%) MySQL
2 6 (4.03%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.03%) MS Access
3 4 (2.68%) EDRMS
3 4 (2.68%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (2.68%) Dreamweaver
1 4 (2.68%) MSI
1 4 (2.68%) InstallShield
1 4 (2.68%) AdminStudio
1 4 (2.68%) FrontPage
1 4 (2.68%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 32 (21.48%) Legal
2 31 (20.81%) Telecoms
2 31 (20.81%) Law
3 24 (16.11%) Finance
4 6 (4.03%) Front Office
4 6 (4.03%) Back Office
5 5 (3.36%) Billing
6 3 (2.01%) Publishing
6 3 (2.01%) Banking
7 1 (0.67%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.67%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.67%) Electronics
7 1 (0.67%) Marketing
7 1 (0.67%) French Language
Job Titles
1 73 (48.99%) Analyst
2 43 (28.86%) Service Analyst
2 43 (28.86%) Service Desk Analyst
3 38 (25.50%) Support Analyst
4 36 (24.16%) Trainer
5 31 (20.81%) IT Trainer
6 13 (8.72%) Legal Analyst
7 11 (7.38%) OSS Engineer
8 10 (6.71%) Team Leader
8 10 (6.71%) Support Engineer
8 10 (6.71%) Technical Support
9 9 (6.04%) Desktop Support
9 9 (6.04%) Technical Analyst
9 9 (6.04%) Technical Support Analyst
9 9 (6.04%) Desktop Analyst
10 8 (5.37%) OSS Support Engineer
10 8 (5.37%) Desktop Support Analyst
11 7 (4.70%) 2nd Line Support
11 7 (4.70%) Help Desk Analyst
12 6 (4.03%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.67%) COM
1 1 (0.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (12.75%) Firmware
2 6 (4.03%) Blackberry
3 5 (3.36%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.01%) Statistics
4 3 (2.01%) Video Editing
4 3 (2.01%) NHS
5 2 (1.34%) CMDB
5 2 (1.34%) Learning Management System
6 1 (0.67%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.67%) E-Learning
6 1 (0.67%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 62 (41.61%) Windows
2 28 (18.79%) Windows 7
3 12 (8.05%) Windows XP
4 8 (5.37%) Linux
5 7 (4.70%) UNIX
6 2 (1.34%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.34%) Mac OS X
6 2 (1.34%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.34%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.67%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (53.69%) ITIL
2 26 (17.45%) Service Management
3 21 (14.09%) ITIL V3
4 18 (12.08%) Service Delivery
5 13 (8.72%) Configuration Management
6 12 (8.05%) Business Intelligence
7 11 (7.38%) Incident Management
8 9 (6.04%) Performance Tuning
8 9 (6.04%) Network Monitoring
9 6 (4.03%) Asset Management
9 6 (4.03%) Release Management
9 6 (4.03%) CRM
10 5 (3.36%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (3.36%) Workflow
10 5 (3.36%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (3.36%) Information Security
10 5 (3.36%) Supplier Management
10 5 (3.36%) Budget Control
11 4 (2.68%) Validation
11 4 (2.68%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 13 (8.72%) PowerShell
2 10 (6.71%) Korn
2 10 (6.71%) Perl
3 7 (4.70%) VB
4 6 (4.03%) SQL
5 5 (3.36%) VBA
5 5 (3.36%) C
6 4 (2.68%) VBScript
7 3 (2.01%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 63 (42.28%) Microsoft Certification
2 49 (32.89%) MCSA
3 47 (31.54%) MCSE
4 28 (18.79%) CCNA
4 28 (18.79%) Cisco Certification
5 24 (16.11%) Network+ Certification
6 15 (10.07%) MCTS
7 14 (9.40%) MCP
8 13 (8.72%) MCT
9 11 (7.38%) ITIL Certification
10 9 (6.04%) MCSD
11 8 (5.37%) Degree
12 6 (4.03%) ECDL
12 6 (4.03%) MCDST
13 5 (3.36%) OCA
13 5 (3.36%) Oracle Certification
13 5 (3.36%) Security Cleared
13 5 (3.36%) MCSM
13 5 (3.36%) MCITP
14 4 (2.68%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (28.19%) SLA
2 10 (6.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (4.70%) QA
4 4 (2.68%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 36 (24.16%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (3.36%) Hyper-V
3 4 (2.68%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (1.34%) XenServer
5 1 (0.67%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (6.04%) SCCM
2 5 (3.36%) WSUS
3 2 (1.34%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 93 (62.42%) Microsoft
2 34 (22.82%) Cisco
3 26 (17.45%) F5
4 24 (16.11%) Juniper
5 17 (11.41%) CheckPoint
6 16 (10.74%) SolarWinds
7 15 (10.07%) Oracle
8 12 (8.05%) VMware
9 11 (7.38%) Sophos
9 11 (7.38%) Remedy
10 10 (6.71%) HP
10 10 (6.71%) Citrix
11 9 (6.04%) BMC
12 8 (5.37%) Barracuda Networks
12 8 (5.37%) BT
13 6 (4.03%) EMC
14 5 (3.36%) Apple
15 4 (2.68%) Adobe
15 4 (2.68%) Altiris
15 4 (2.68%) Computacenter
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